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Standard Test Administrator Guide
About A Beka Testing
All materials are to be returned to
A Beka Testing
240 Waveland St.
Suite E
Pensacola, FL 32503
Questions regarding A Beka Testing:
Please contact
1-888-722-0044 customer service
Office hours: 8:00 a.m.–4:45 p.m. CT
or e-mail
[email protected]
Stanford Achievement Test Series, Tenth Edition. Copyright © 2008 NCS Pearson, Inc.
Reproduced with permission. All rights reserved.
Otis Lennon School Ability Test, Eighth Edition. Copyright © 2008 NCS Pearson, Inc.
Reproduced with permission. All rights reserved.
Contents
Table of Contents
for Test Administrator’s Guide
(Stanford Testing)
Before Testing Begins
A Beka Testing Dates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Important deadlines to remember. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Getting Started. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Testing Schedule Worksheet for Test Administrators . . . . . . . . . . .
Scope and Sequence for Stanford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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During Testing
Supplemental Coding: Stanford/Pearson Answer documents. . . 10
After Testing
Stanford/Pearson Scoring Service Identification Sheet. . . . . . . . .
Packaging and Returning Materials for Scoring. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Scoring / Reporting Packages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Beka Testing Reports Request Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Please remove and return with scoring. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Interpreting Scores
Interpretation for Stanford Student Profile with Letter . . . . . . . . .
Interpretation for Stanford Student Profile with Objectives . . . . .
School List for Stanford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
School Summary for Stanford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sample Parent Letter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
General Scoring Definitions for Achievement Tests. . . . . . . . . . . .
General Scoring Definitions for OLSAT Ability Tests . . . . . . . . .
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Before Testing Begins
Before Testing Begins
A Beka Testing Dates
for Test Coordinator
Please remember these important dates while you are administering your standardized tests.
Reminders
• Inventory testing materials when received: This must be completed within 10 days of
receiving the materials.
• Testing Date: Tests must be administered within the testing windows.
–Fall testing window: October 1–31
–Spring testing window: March 3–April 30
• Deadline for all materials to be returned to A Beka Testing:
–*Fall Testing: November 30
–*Spring Testing: May 31
*All materials listed on the return authorization list must be returned by this date or a missing
material fee will be applied to your account.
If you have questions concerning any of these dates, please contact A Beka Testing customer
service at 1-888-722-0044 or e-mail customer service at [email protected]
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Before Testing Begins
Getting Started
Listed below are some suggestions to help you as you prepare for your standardized testing.
1. Inventory your tests.
a. Please take the time to check your invoice and make sure all items are included in your
shipment. If you are missing any part of your shipment, please contact A Beka Testing
within 10 days.
b. Make sure you have ordered enough testing materials for all students.
c. Keep the invoice for your records.
2. Maintain test security before, during, and after testing.
a. Only test administrators or students taking the test should have access to the testing
materials.
b. Store test materials in a secure, locked area that is accessible only to authorized persons.
c. All test materials are protected by copyright laws.
d. Test content, whether actual or similar, should not be used for discussion, demonstration, review, practice, or any other reason.
e. Do not paraphrase or alter directions when administering tests.
f. Return test booklets, answer documents, and directions for administration via a
traceable shipping method to A Beka Testing immediately after each test session. Tests
must be received within 30 days from testing date.
3. Read through the directions for administration booklet. Please do not write in these
books. If you need to make notes, please use a separate piece of paper or a sticky note.
4. Read through the instructions for supplemental coding on pages 10–11. Please code
answer sheets before testing. If you have questions, please call A Beka Testing at
1-888-722-0044.
5. Administer the tests.
a. For the levels in which a separate answer document is provided, be sure not to write in
the test booklets.
b. Be sure your students are using a No. 2 pencil.
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Before Testing Begins
Testing Schedule Worksheet
for Test Administrators
Please feel free to copy the worksheet below for your test administrators to organize their testing
schedule. Please write on this worksheet instead of inside the directions for administration
books.
Test Date
Subtest giving
Start time
Time suggested
for subtest*
End time
As a test administrator, you may also want to include any breaks to be given in between tests.
*For times suggested for each subtest, please see the scope and sequence following this worksheet.
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Before Testing Begins
Scope and Sequence
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During Testing
During Testing
Supplemental Coding:
Stanford/Pearson Answer Documents

Before the test is administered, the back cover of each student’s answer document must be
completed according to the instructions below.
Section 1: Complete all fields. Please note the following:
• Homeschools, write the test administrator’s name in the “School” field.
• In the “School District” field, write “A Beka Testing.”
Sections 2–6: Complete all fields.
Section 7: Optional for schools. Homeschools, please omit.
Section 8: Darken the bubble that corresponds to:
Column A—Your program of study.
•Bubble 0 = A Beka Book traditional school (use A Beka 50% or more)
•Bubble 1 = A Beka Book homeschool (use A Beka 50% or more)
•Bubble 2 = A Beka Academy traditional
•Bubble 3 = A Beka Academy DVD
•Bubble 4 = A Beka Academy streaming
•Bubble 5 = A Beka Academy master video school
•Bubble 6 = A Beka Academy supplemental video school
•Bubble 7 = Non-A Beka homeschool (use A Beka for 0 to 49%)
•Bubble 8 = Non-A Beka school (use A Beka 0 to 49%)
Column B—The number of years the A Beka curriculum has been used consecutively
•Bubble 0 = 0 years
•Bubble 1 = 1 year
•Bubble 2 = 2–5 years
•Bubble 3 = 5+ years
Column C—The extent to which A Beka curriculum is currently used
•Bubble 0 = Do not use A Beka
•Bubble 1 = 1–49%
•Bubble 2 = 50–99% (use A Beka primarily)
•Bubble 3 = 100% (use A Beka exclusively)
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Column D—Your primary curriculum (Please omit Column D if A Beka is your primary
curriculum.)
•Bubble 0 = ACE
•Bubble 1 = Alpha Omega
•Bubble 2 = Apologia
•Bubble 3 = BJUP
•Bubble 4 = Christian Liberty
•Bubble 5 = Rod and Staff
•Bubble 6 = Saxon
•Bubble 7 = Seton
•Bubble 8 = Sonlight
•Bubble 9 = Other
Column E—Your A Beka Academy curriculum (Please omit Column E if you are not using
A Beka Academy curriculum.)
•Bubble 0 = Accredited Full Grade
•Bubble 1 = Independent Study (non-accredited) Full Grade
•Bubble 2 = Accredited 1–2 Course(s)
•Bubble 3 = Independent Study (non-accredited) 1–2 Course(s)
•Bubble 4 = Subject Combination—Language Arts & Bible
•Bubble 5 = Subject Combination—Arithmetic, Science, History, & Bible
Column F—Your current school enrollment (Homeschools, please omit Column F.)
•Bubble 0 = 5–25
•Bubble 1 = 26–75
•Bubble 2 = 76–150
•Bubble 3 = 151–250
•Bubble 4 = 251–500
•Bubble 5 = 500+
Section 9: Omit.
Section 10: Omit bubbles 1–13, 19, and 20. For bubbles 14–18, darken the bubble(s) for
subject(s) that you use the A Beka curriculum.
• Bubble 14 = Bible
• Bubble 15 = History
• Bubble 16 = Language Arts (includes Language, Reading, and Spelling)
• Bubble 17 = Math
• Bubble 18 = Science
Section 11: Darken the bubble that corresponds to the student’s English proficiency.
Section 12: Omit.
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After Testing
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3. Teacher, Counselor or Group: Teacher’s name if there are
multiple classes per grade.
4. Otis-Lennon Separate Answer Documents Taken?: If you
administered the OLSAT and recorded your answers on
a separate, OLSAT-only answer document, then mark
“Yes.” If not, mark “No.”
5. School Code: A Beka Testing account number.
6. Calculator Norms: If calculators were used for the math
subtest, mark “Yes.” If not, mark “No.”
7. If #3 above was applicable, please complete the
corresponding field on side 2 and mark the circle
indicating side 2 was used.
2.School:
A. Schools: Please list your school’s name.
B. Homeschool: Please list the test administrator’s name.
1.System: A Beka Testing
Please note the following:
Complete every field on the Scoring Sheet, except the “For
Scoring Center Use” field.
For each class, a Scoring Service Identification Sheet will need to
be completed. Be sure to follow these instructions carefully to
ensure accurate and timely reporting of your scores. Use a No. 2
pencil. Also, be certain each bubble is darkened completely.
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Stanford/Pearson Scoring Service Identification Sheet
After Testing
After Testing
Packaging and Returning Materials for Scoring
Inspect the completed documents
1. Inspect all documents for improper marks. All marks should be very dark. Marks made
with ballpoint pen, felt-tip pen, or hard or colored pencils will not be scored properly.
2. Darken all light marks with a soft-lead (No. 2) pencil.
3. Also, make sure all erasures are complete.
4. Do not use paper clips, string, etc. to bind class or building groups together. Use of these
or other devices may tear the edges of your documents or cause them to be unscannable.
5. Be sure all items on the return authorization list are included in your package when you
ship back your tests for scoring. Also, place the return authorization list in your return
package.
Stanford 10/OLSAT-8
If you are returning the Stanford 10 or the OLSAT-8, please follow these directions for packaging
and returning materials for scoring.
1. Include the directions for administering in the bottom of the original box.
2. Next include the test booklets. To prevent the book spines from bending, please stack
the test booklets in groups of 5. Alternate the spines of the booklets, placing the stapled
edge of the first group on the right and the stapled edge of the second group on the left.
Continue alternating the remaining groups of 5.
3.For each class, place the answer documents together with the Scoring Service
Identification Sheet on top. The placement of this sheet identifies the Basic Reporting
Unit, which establishes the groupings of the reports.
4. Place the return authorization list on top.
5. Please be sure to pack all items tightly in the box to prevent damage/shifting when they are
returned.
6. Please make sure to close box securely.
7. Return items by a traceable method to
A Beka Testing
240 Waveland Street
Suite E
Pensacola, Florida 32503
Tests that are already taken by students are irreplaceable. Please be sure to use a shipping
method that can be tracked if it does not arrive to A Beka Testing in a timely manner.
Note: It is not necessary to return any practice tests, practice test directions, or support materials
(e.g., guides).
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After Testing
Scoring/Reporting Packages
Stanford/Pearson

Basic Package for Schools (included in test price—no additional charge)
1. Student Report: Administrator can pick the Student Profile with Letter or Student Profile
with Objectives—1 copy per student (see pages 21–23 for examples)
2. School List: list of student scores by teacher—1 copy per teacher (see page 24 for example)
3. School Summary: average percentile rank of students for each teacher—1 copy (see page
25 for example)
Basic Package for Homeschoolers (included in test price—no additional charge)
Student Report: Administrator can pick the Student Profile with Letter or Student Profile
with Objectives—1 copy per student (see pages 21–23 for examples)
Optional Reports (additional charges apply)
1. Student Report ($15): additional copies of Student Profile with Letter or Student Profile
with Objectives (see pages 21–23 for examples)
2. Student Labels ($15): label to attach to student’s cumulative folder
3. Administrator Report ($15): item analysis per teacher
4. Administrator Report ($15): objective summary by grade level
5. Administrator Report ($15): school history report—gives average grade equivalent per
teacher
Please call Customer Service at 1-888-722-0044 to order additional reports.
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After Testing
A Beka Testing Reports Request Form
Stanford/OLSAT
Customer information
A Beka Testing Account Name: ________________________________________
A Beka Testing Account Number: _______________________
Contact Name: ____________________________________ Title: ________________________
Number of packages shipped: _____________
Information on reports/scoring: Indicate how the final reports are to be received.
☐ E-mail (to the e-mail address on the account)
☐ Mailed (to the address on the account)
Indicate which reports you would like to receive.
Student Reports (choose one—included in test price)
☐ Student Profile with Letter
- or ☐ Student Profile with Objectives
School Reports (included in test price)
☐ School List
☐ School Summary
Optional Reports
Additional Student Reports ($15)
☐ Student Profile with Letter
Administrator Reports ($15)
☐ Item Analysis per Teacher
☐ Student Profile with Objectives
☐ Objective Summary by Grade Level
Class Reports ($15)
☐ Student Labels
☐ School History Report
Payment Method (check one)
☐ Check Enclosed $____________
(Make checks payable to A Beka Testing, Inc.)
☐ Charge $____________Visa /MasterCard /Discover



Required for processing credit card: credit card number, expiration
date, security code, ZIP code, and name
Credit Card Number
Expiration Date
Month
Security Code
(include last 3 digits
from strip on back of card)
Cardholder’s ZIP Code
Year
Cardholder’s Name_____________________________________________
(Please Print)
Please place this form in Box 1 with your answer documents. Be sure to complete both sides of the form.
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☐ SAT
☐ SAT
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☐ SAT
☐ SAT
☐ SAT
☐ SAT
☐ SAT
☐ SAT
☐ SAT
☐ SAT
☐ SAT
☐ SAT
☐ OLSAT ☐ OLSAT ☐ OLSAT ☐ OLSAT ☐ OLSAT ☐ OLSAT ☐ OLSAT ☐ OLSAT ☐ OLSAT ☐ OLSAT ☐ OLSAT ☐ OLSAT ☐ OLSAT
K
Please place this form in Box 1 with your answer documents for scoring.
Number of tests
returned unused
Type of test
Grade Level
Information on return shipment:
Are you returning any tests or answer documents for a refund? If yes, please indicate which tests and how many.
Total Count
Class or
Teacher Name
☐ SAT
☐ SAT
☐ SAT
☐ SAT
☐ SAT
☐ SAT
☐ SAT
☐ SAT
☐ SAT
☐ SAT
☐ SAT
☐ SAT
☐ SAT
☐ OLSAT ☐ OLSAT ☐ OLSAT ☐ OLSAT ☐ OLSAT ☐ OLSAT ☐ OLSAT ☐ OLSAT ☐ OLSAT ☐ OLSAT ☐ OLSAT ☐ OLSAT ☐ OLSAT
Answer Document Count by Grade:
Check the test(s) administered for each grade.
After Testing
Interpreting Scores
Interpreting Scores
Interpretation for Stanford
Student Profile with Letter
A. Student Information
B. Report Title
C. Testing District, School Name, Teacher Name
Student Report
B
Stanford 10 Int. 2/A - Grade 5 Spring (07)
Student:
A Grade:
ID:
DOB:
D
Jones, David
5
05/19/2001
C
RS
Total Language
Language Mechanics
Language Expression
Total Math
Math: Problem Solv.
Math: Procedures
Total Reading
Vocabulary
Comprehension
Spelling
Science
Social Science
Listening
Thinking Skills Basic
Basic Battery
Thinking Skills Complete
Complete Battery
MaxPts
E
PR
ST9
304827
152426
152434
508043
30
48
48
203237
618445
233034
385455
254037
314084
314068
284056
103
151
54
194
292
42
134
191
59
256
372
50
GE
F
District:
School:
Class:
PERF
A Beka Testing
Grace Christian
Smith
G
Percentile Rank
43.7
Basic
43.6
Basic
44.3
Basic
55.5
Basic
5
5.7
Basic
45.3
Basic
55.6
Basic
44.8
Basic
56.0
Basic
45.1
Basic
79.6
Prof.
67.7
Prof.
56.1
Prof.
5
6.0
5
5.3
5
6.2
5
5.7
27
26
34
43
48
37
45
34
55
37
84
68
56
54
42
59
50
Score Legend
RS
Raw ScorePR
Percentile Rank
Please see enclosed Interpretive Guide.
D.Subtests given
E. Score types reported:
Please see page 28 for
definitions.
F. Performance standard:
See page 28 for explanation.
G. Bar graph of national
percentile rank
H.Testing Date
H Test Date:
Date Printed:
04/23/2012
10/05/2012
Scores based upon normative data copyright (c) 2007 NCS Pearson, Inc. Powered by Certica Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Interpreting Scores
Interpretation for Stanford
Student Profile with Objectives
A. Student Name
B. Report Title
B
A
Student:
Grade:
ID:
DOB:
D.Subtests given
E. Score types
reported
F.Performance
Standard:
See page 28 for
definitions.
D
Jones, David
5
05/19/2001
RS
Total Language
Language Mechanics
Language Expression
Total Math
Math: Problem Solv.
Math: Procedures
Total Reading
Vocabulary
Comprehension
Spelling
Science
Social Science
Listening
Thinking Skills Basic
Basic Battery
Thinking Skills Complete
Complete Battery
I. Number student
answered
correctly within
each objective
J. Percent student
answered
correctly within
each objective
M.Testing Date
Student Profile with Objectives
Stanford 10 Int. 2/A - Grade 5 Spring (07)
District:
School:
Class:
E MaxPts
PR
ST9
304827
152426
152434
508043
30
48
48
203237
618445
233034
385455
254037
314084
314068
284056
103
151
54
194
292
42
134
191
59
256
372
50
I
H Objectives/Strands
H.Objectives
tested within
each subtest—
similar to
clusters on
other reports
C. Testing District, School Name, Teacher Name
Number
Correct
GE
J
Student
Percent Correct
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Percentile Rank
77
83
67
78
72
Avg
Avg
Below Avg
Avg
Avg
80
78
79
81
80
Comprehension
Literary
Informational
Functional
Initial Understanding
Interpretation
Critical Analysis
Strategies
Thinking Skills (Rd Comp)
38 of 54
12 of 18
14 of 18
12 of 18
8 of 12
16 of 20
9 of 12
5 of 10
30 of 42
70
67
78
67
67
80
75
50
71
Avg
Avg
Avg
Avg
Avg
Above Avg
Above Avg
Avg
Avg
66
66
65
68
74
64
61
68
64
Math:Problem Solv.
Number Sense and Operat.
Patterns, Relate., & Alg
Data, Statist., & Prob.
Geometry and Measurement
Comm. and Representation
Estimation
Mathematical Connections
Reason. & Problem Solving
Thinking Skills (Prb Slv)
30 of 48
15 of 24
4 of 6
4 of 8
7 of 10
3 of 6
5 of 10
14 of 19
8 of 13
26 of 41
62
62
67
50
70
50
50
74
62
63
Avg
Avg
Avg
Avg
Avg
Avg
Avg
Avg
Avg
Avg
63
61
69
64
62
72
63
63
58
61
Math:Procedures
Comp. with Whole Numbers
Computation with Decimals
Comp. with Fractions
Computation in Context
Comp. with Symb. Notation
Thinking Skills (Proced.)
20 of 32
8 of 10
5 of 12
7 of 10
8 of 16
12 of 16
8 of 16
62
80
42
70
50
75
50
Avg
Avg
Below Avg
Avg
Below Avg
Avg
Avg
67
74
63
66
62
72
62
Total Language
30 of 48
62 Avg
71
Language Mechanics
Capitalization
Usage
Punctuation
15 of 24
4 of 8
7 of 8
4 of 8
62
50
88
50
73
76
80
64
Date Printed:
04/23/2012
10/05/2012
G.Bar Graph
of national
percentile
rank
34
43
48
37
45
34
55
37
84
68
56
54
42
59
50
L
23 of 30
10 of 12
6 of 9
7 of 9
13 of 18
MTest Date:
27
26
National
Percent Correct
Vocabulary
Synonyms
Multiple Meaning Words
Context Clues
Thinking Skills (Rd Voc)
Avg
Below Avg
Avg
Below Avg
C
G
PERF
43.7
Basic
43.6
Basic
44.3
Basic
55.5
Basic
5
5.7
Basic
45.3
Basic
55.6
Basic
44.8
Basic
56.0
Basic
45.1
Basic
79.6
Prof.
67.7
Prof.
56.1
Prof.
5
6.0
5
5.3
5
6.2
5
5.7
K.National
Performance
Level ranking
within each
objective
L. National Percent
correct within
each objective
Scores based upon normative data copyright (c) 2007 NCS Pearson, Inc. Powered by Certica Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Grace Christian
Smith
Interpreting Scores
Student Profile with Objectives
Stanford 10 Int. 2/A - Grade 5 Spring (07)
Student:
Grade:
ID:
DOB:
Jones, David
5
05/19/2001
District:
School:
Class:
A Beka Testing
Grace Christian
Smith
Objectives/Strands
Number
Correct
Student
Percent Correct
National
Percent Correct
Language Expression
Sentence Structure
Prewriting
Content and Organization
Thinking Skills (Lang.)
15 of 24
3 of 9
3 of 5
9 of 10
10 of 12
62 Avg
33 Below Avg
60 Avg
90 Above Avg
83 Above Avg
69
71
74
66
67
Spelling
Phonetic Principles
Structural Principles
No Mistake
Homophones
25 of 40
10 of 18
7 of 10
6 of 7
2 of 5
62 Avg
56 Avg
70 Avg
86 Avg
40 Avg
68
64
68
81
62
Science
Life
Physical
Earth
Nature of Science
Models
Constancy
Form & Function
Thinking Skills (Science)
31 of 40
10 of 11
8 of 11
9 of 11
4 of 7
11 of 14
10 of 13
10 of 13
15 of 20
78 Above Avg
91 Above Avg
73 Avg
82 Above Avg
57 Avg
79 Above Avg
77 Above Avg
77 Above Avg
75 Above Avg
61
64
57
62
61
56
64
63
61
Social Science
History
Geography
Political Science
Economics
Appl. of Knowlg & Compr.
Org, Summ, Intrp, of Info
Detm. of Cause and Effect
Thinking Skills (Soc. Sci.)
31 of 40
8 of 10
8 of 10
7 of 10
8 of 10
12 of 16
11 of 13
8 of 11
16 of 20
78 Above Avg
80 Avg
80 Avg
70 Avg
80 Above Avg
75 Avg
85 Avg
73 Avg
80 Above Avg
67
60
70
68
69
64
72
65
70
Listening
Vocabulary
Comprehension
Initial Understanding
Interpretation
Analysis
Strategies
Literary
Informational
Functional
Thinking Skills (Listen.)
28 of 40
8 of 10
20 of 30
4 of 8
8 of 12
5 of 7
3 of 3
8 of 10
7 of 10
5 of 10
16 of 22
70 Avg
80 Above Avg
67 Avg
50 Avg
67 Avg
71 Avg
100 Above Avg
80 Avg
70 Avg
50 Avg
73 Above Avg
67
66
68
72
68
63
63
74
64
64
66
Please see enclosed Interpretive Guide.
Test Date:
Date Printed:
04/23/2012
10/05/2012
Scores based upon normative data copyright (c) 2007 NCS Pearson, Inc. Powered by Certica Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
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3
1
2.1
<Basic
13
30
4
2
2.4
<Basic
Vocab
61
84
45
5
5.6
Basic
77
84
93
8
11.6
Adv.
28
30
80
7
8.8
Adv.
Vocab
49
54
94
8
PHS
Adv.
RdgCom
38
54
55
5
6.0
Basic
RdgCom
14
54
3
1
2.1
<Basic
3
24
26
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Test Date:
Date Printed:
04/23/2012
10/05/2012
Parameters that have been customized for this report:
School:
1 School Grace Christian
Teacher Type:
Current Location
RS
(Mean)PR
(MeanNCE)
Statistic Legend
RS
Raw ScorePR
Percentile Rank
Score Legend
ThinkC Thinking Skills Complete
ComBat Complete Battery
SocSc Social Science
SciencScience
3
18
31
Proced
Vocab Vocabulary
3
42
26
MATH
25
32
64
6
7.2
Prof.
Proced
20
32
37
4
5.3
Basic
Proced
10
32
7
2
3.1
<Basic
Proced
LANG Total Language
3
34
47
RdgCom
31
48
51
5
5.9
Basic
Problm
30
48
48
5
5.7
Basic
Problm
11
48
3
1
2.5
<Basic
Problm
ProcedMath:Procedures
3
21
33
Vocab
56
80
56
5
6.3
Prof.
MATH
50
80
43
5
5.5
Basic
MATH
21
80
3
1
2.8
<Basic
MATH
READING Total Reading
3
55
43
READING
Subtest Legend
Students
RS
PR
Statistics for Grace Christian
RS
MaxPts
PR
ST9
GE
PERF
READING
23
30
34
4
4.8
Basic
Vocab
Sample, Student 3
RS
MaxPts
PR
ST9
GE
PERF
READING
Sample, Student 2
RS
MaxPts
PR
ST9
GE
PERF
READING
RdgCom
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Sample, Student 1
Grade:
District:
School:
3
11
9
LngMec
11
24
9
2
2.6
<Basic
LngMec
15
24
26
4
3.6
Basic
LngMec
7
24
2
1
2.0
<Basic
LngMec
3
13
28
LngExp
22
24
85
7
PHS
Adv.
LngExp
ID:
15
24
34
4
4.3
Basic
LngExp
ID:
2
24
1
1
1.0
<Basic
LngExp
ID:
3
28
69
Scienc
36
40
96
9
PHS
Adv.
Scienc
31
40
84
7
9.6
Prof.
Scienc
16
40
10
2
2.5
<Basic
Scienc
44
151
3
1
2.4
Think B
103
151
54
5
6.0
Think B
3
26
40
Listen
26
40
38
4
5.4
Basic
Listen
ThinkB Thinking Skills Basic
LngExp Language Expression
3
88
35
Think B
117
151
73
6
7.6
Think B
DOB: 11/23/2000
28
40
56
5
6.1
Prof.
Listen
DOB: 05/19/2001
24
40
28
4
4.7
Basic
Listen
DOB: 02/20/2001
MATH Total Math
3
19
18
SocSc
17
40
12
3
2.4
<Basic
SocSc
31
40
68
6
7.7
Prof.
SocSc
9
40
2
1
K.8
<Basic
SocSc
3
175
34
BasBat
226
292
66
6
7.2
BasBat
194
292
42
5
5.3
BasBat
104
292
7
2
2.5
BasBat
3
221
35
ComBat
279
372
65
6
7.2
ComBat
256
372
50
5
5.7
ComBat
129
372
6
2
2.5
ComBat
BasBat Basic Battery
SpellSpelling
Problm Math:Problem Solv.
3
111
34
Think C
141
191
66
6
6.8
Think C
134
191
59
5
6.2
Think C
59
191
3
1
2.5
Think C
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Statistics:Mean
Report Name:
3.0 School - Student List
ListenListening
3
27
47
Spell
34
40
76
6
8.8
Prof.
Spell
25
40
37
4
5.1
Basic
Spell
23
40
29
4
4.6
Basic
Spell
LngMac Language Mechanics
RdgComComprehension
3
24
14
LANG
33
48
38
4
5.1
Basic
LANG
30
48
27
4
3.7
Basic
LANG
9
48
1
1
1.6
<Basic
LANG
School List
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Interpreting Scores
School List for Stanford
3
24
26
23.12
Problm
3
24
26
Problm
ThinkC Thinking Skills Complete
3
18
31
19.67
Proced
Date Printed:
10/05/2012
Parameters that have been customized for this report:
School:
1 School Grace Christian
Display Score:
Percentile Rank
Report Name:
3.4 School - Class Summaries
RS
(Mean)PR
(MeanNCE)
Statistics Legend
3
18
31
Proced
3
11
9
LngMec
3
13
28
LngExp
3
11
9
15.00
LngMec
3
13
28
35.59
LngExp
3
26
40
7.55
Listen
3
26
40
Listen
MATH Total Math
3
19
18
26.95
SocSc
3
19
18
SocSc
3
88
35
27.97
Think B
3
88
35
Think B
ThinkB Thinking Skills Basic
LngExp Language Expression
3
28
69
33.31
Scienc
3
28
69
Scienc
District: A Beka Testing
3
111
34
27.21
Think C
3
111
34
Think C
3
221
35
21.73
ComBat
3
221
35
ComBat
BasBat Basic Battery
SpellSpelling
Problm Math:Problem Solv.
3
175
34
20.40
BasBat
3
175
34
BasBat
Scores based upon normative data copyright (c) 2007 NCS Pearson, Inc. Powered by Certica Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
Statistics:Mean
Teacher Type:
Current Location
ListenListening
Spell
3
27
47
Spell
3
27
47
14.36
LngMac Language Mechanics
RdgComComprehension
3
24
14
23.07
LANG
School Mean Statistics
3
24
14
LANG
School: Grace Christian
RS
Raw ScorePR
Percentile Rank
Score Legend
SocSc Social Science
SciencScience
ComBat Complete Battery
LANG Total Language
Vocab Vocabulary
3
42
26
23.07
MATH
3
42
26
MATH
ProcedMath:Procedures
3
34
47
36.69
RdgCom
3
34
47
RdgCom
Grade: 5
READING Total Reading
3
21
33
27.50
Vocab
READING
3
55
43
35.51
3
21
33
Vocab
3
55
43
READING
Subtest Legend
Students
RS
PR
Std Dev(PR)
Students
RS
PR
Smith
Test Date: 04/23/2012
School Summary Report
Stanford 10 Int. 2/A - Grade 5 Spring (07)
Interpreting Scores
School Summary for Stanford
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A Beka Testing Sample Parent Letter
A Beka Testing has provided a sample parent letter. If an administrator would like to use this
letter, please feel free to copy the next page and include it with the students’ scores that are sent
out to parents.
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Testing
1/13
P.O. Box 17474 • Pensacola, FL 32522 • U.S.A.
1-888 -722 -0044 • abekatesting.org
Dear Parents,
Your student has completed testing with your school. Testing gives your student’s administrator
and teacher an objective report of how your student is doing overall. These scores do not
determine if your student passed or failed. Also, they do not determine grade placement for your
student. However, they do show how your student compares with other students in the nation. Enclosed are the results for your student. These results along with your student’s daily work are
tools to help you evaluate your student’s progress for this year.
Basic interpretation:
On your student’s report, there are three main scores that you will want to focus on.
1. Percentile rank: It shows how your student ranked with other students in the nation who
have taken this test. For instance, if your student scored a 72%, then he did as well as or
better than 72% of his peers in that area.
2. Stanine: This score also shows how your student performed compared to a group. Students
can receive a score of 1 through 9. 1, 2, or 3 is considered below average. 4, 5, or 6 is
considered average. 7, 8, or 9 is considered above average.
Both of these scores can also be used to compare how your student is doing from one subject
to another.
3. Grade equivalent: Please remember this does not indicate grade placement. Grade
equivalent shows how your student did compared to the average student. For example, if
a sixth-grade student obtained a GE of 7.8, his performance matches what would typically
be expected of a student that had taken the same test at the end of the eighth month of
seventh grade.
If you have questions on how to interpret these results, please contact your local school. Your
local school can look at the results in conjunction with your student’s daily work to evaluate your
student’s strengths and areas that he may need to improve.
Sincerely,
A Beka Testing
Interpreting Scores
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Interpreting Scores
General Scoring Definitions
for Achievement Tests
• Number Correct (Raw Score)—Its interpretation depends on the difficulty and number of
test questions (Maximum Points).
• Percent Correct—Like Number Correct, it has little meaning by itself.
• Percentile Rank (PR)—Not to be confused with Percent Correct, PR is a norm-referenced
score that ranges from 1 to 99. It indicates the relative standing of a student in comparison
to other students in the same grade in the norm group who took the test around the same
time of year. For instance, a PR of 72 indicates that the student scored higher than 72% of
the students in the national norm group. Conversely, 28% of the norm group scored higher
than the student.
• Stanine—a norm-referenced score that ranges from 1 to 9. Stanines are essentially singledigit PRs, which allow a quick interpretation of achievement as below average (1–3),
average (4–6), or above average (7–9). Conversely, they do not provide the detail to do
more in-depth analysis.
• Grade Equivalent (GE)—Represented by a decimal number that describes performance in
terms of grade level and month. For example, if a sixth-grade student obtained a GE of 7.8,
his performance matches what would typically be expected of a student that had taken the
same test at the end of the eighth month of seventh grade. In other words, his performance
was above grade level. GEs are also useful for measuring individual growth from one year
to the next. Typically students progress one grade level (1.0) each year. However above(below-) average students usually progress more than (less than) one grade level each year.
Caution: Do NOT use GEs for grade placement decisions. They do not indicate that the
student has mastered all material up to that grade level.
• Performance Standards
– Adv: Advanced, signifies superior performance beyond grade level mastery
– Pro: Proficient, represents solid academic performance, indicating that students are
prepared for the next grade
– Basic: Basic, denotes partial mastery of the knowledge and skills that are fundamental
for satisfactory work
– <Basic: Below Basic, indicates less than partial mastery.
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Interpreting Scores
General Scoring Definitions
for OLSAT Ability Tests

• Age-Based Scores—Ability tests provide both grade-based and age-based scores. Age
Percentile Ranks (APR) and Age Stanines (AS) are the most commonly used age-based
scores. Unlike grade-based scores, age-based scores compare a student’s score to the norm
groups in reference to the student’s age, not grade level. When a student’s age is typical
for the grade, the student’s age and grade scores will be identical or nearly so. However,
if students are very young (old) for the grade, their age scores will be higher (lower) than
their grade scores. For individuals who are younger or older than the typical student in a
grade, grade norms (rather than age norms) are more appropriate to use when trying to
understand the students’ academic performance.
• School Ability Index (SAI) Score—Derived from the verbal and nonverbal scores, the SAI
is an age-based score with a mean of 100 and a standard deviation of 16. A student with an
SAI of 100 has a rate and level of cognitive development that is typical for his/her age. The
maximum score is 150. Most frequently, the term ‘gifted’ is assigned to a student whose
score falls 2 or more standard deviations above the mean, which translates into a score of
132 or higher.
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